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sweaty craiq

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  1. How many games did that ageing pack play, how many were tough games? If they had played a run of SL fixtures they would have been crippled with injury, Flower played about 40 mins all season for us and is younger than some mentioned. middle 8’s and they don’t go up, this season has been a farce and if it goes to 2 x 10 with 1 promoted after next year then 3 clubs are in SL2 - can’t wait to see what happens as panic sets in next year
  2. All things being equal - NO YCK with a big backer ripping it up in SL and YC playing non league football - YES
  3. Get used to it - we have to at Leigh, and we are treated worse than Cats ie MPG 2017
  4. They wouldnt though, for as poop as we were in some games and the fact we had no middles in most until the last few - we ended up with a decent pack that was far better than anything on show yesterday. Put simply we would have done a Wakefield 2015. The gap between divisions is huge, recruitment is key and we didnt find the players in the few weeks we had. So back down we go, stay FT spend £1.4m on the team and do it the only way that gives you a small chance again - ps we didnt spend £1.4m this season as we couldnt find the players
  5. David, if this was in the days of the middle 8's they wouldn't have been promoted. The challenge was to better SL and the Middle 8's where a great way of doing that. I wish them well in 2022, recruitment is vital but the Mayor will ensure they are funded and they have a few extra months to recruit. Wakey and Salford will be planning for the Championship or SL2 already
  6. It is very clear that if we had a middle 8's neither of those clubs would have won promotion. This is a great opportunity to expand SL and strengthen France as a national team - it must not be missed
  7. And Football is proof we do, the Aussie mindset is very different to that of the Brit, and the major team sports here all have it - there is a reason why! A true sensible all game approach is required and that may need another split to achieve, we cannot throw money at clubs whose sole ambition is survival but we cannot cast them adrift and continue to ignore participation and amateur rl
  8. So disenfranchising a large number of clubs will encourage their fans to spend a fortune supporting franchised big events with a one sport ethos they are excluded from The game spends too much time listening to fools like Wilkin etc and not bonafide entrepreneurs who understand what building a business requires
  9. John if you believe what you have written above you are clueless as to the needs of non SL clubs and typical of so many feeding from the RFL trough who will do owt for a freebie Income is what’s needed after the drop in funding and Monday night games will generate less than a Sunday 3pm for any fixture, add in clubs may lose their best fixtures and it become madness, unless of course we are talking hundreds of thousands which it appears we are not. This is worse than the Stobart deal
  10. Local authority will be responsible should problems occur, they will change tune when faced with reality of some 7k gates
  11. Good on you John. I am cancelling Sky sports, not bothering with this carp and giving my club the extra £500 saved- I hope 1000 at every club do the same
  12. An era pre SL when fans watched their sport as well as their club, this and the Widnes v Canberra being prime examples
  13. 2019 Widnes v Leigh at the bash drew more than a very substantial number of SL games that year, circa 100k
  14. Please ask who chooses the fixture and will the fixtures be split evenly. Point one is that clubs will not want their best fixtures on Monday nights
  15. Leigh’s logic was good but circumstance went against them. The funding shortfall was a known and not an issue due to previous financial performance and the boards ability to fund it. The issue was lack of player availability in January, some players not wanting to play in SL and pre season injuries that decimated the squad, leaving us playing matches with only one middle in the 17 and a season without our starting 6. We are a capable SL but need to get through year 1
  16. The club tv channels are often better than Sky and certainly with a bit of tweaking could be the basis for a highlights programme in proper tv if growing the sport is the key, such an opportunity has far more value especially if viewing figures lead to play off interest
  17. What mainstream platform is that? It would be far better having one game a week on our league but the best would be a Northern terrestrial channel doing a highlights using club camera content for nothing
  18. Firstly Thank you Martyn. So each club will get about £10k pa, I personally hope mine says no ta and gives it back because they and it’s fans will lose out. I can see fans thinking “I won’t buy a season ticket as Mondays are impossible for me and the kids” WTF wants to sponsor a Monday night game and be bright as a button on Tuesday. If Leigh v Fev was moved to a Monday it would cost either club multiple times the £10k pa
  19. Tommy mi not so breet mucka the money went up to support the 8’s, helping the top of SL go FT and compete - 16 17 18 and 19 saw a champ club promoted and a SL one relegated. Ie it worked and I would guess the non SL fans paying sky subs paid more than they got back. This stinks of stupidity but I hope something has been left to announce that proves me wrong. A Champ highlights package on North BBC would be far better and fairly easy to do
  20. Last time Champ clubs got £60k central funding and £20k for hosting a premier game
  21. When the hangman is knocking at your door it will be cash thats needed and not so called friends who had docked your wages
  22. Question would be too challenging thus impacting freebies
  23. If I ran a champ club my first call to fans would be to not buy the subscription
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